2018 sees the return of "Face Race", a competition ran by the team behind Twitter account @alldragupdates with sponsorship from Give Face Cosmetics and Drag Queen Merch. Last year was a huge success with hundreds of fresh faces submitting fabulous drag looks to enter the weekly themes.
This year is even bigger with amazing guest judges Shangela and Phi Phi O'Hara from Rupauls Drag Race, James Majesty from Dragula, Bible Girl the owner of Drag Queen Merch, 365 days of drag Charity Kase and last years overall winner Freya Grace. The judges have been allocated a week each to view all of the looks and select their theme winner! Winners will be rewarded with a £25 Give Face voucher for each win and on the final week the vote will be handed to you to choose which artist should be spoiled with an extra £50 Give Face shopping spree and prize package from Drag Queen Merch.
As everyone knows we love to support art and anyone participating in the competition is welcome to shop like a pro and replenish their kits throughout the competition with a 30% discount across our own brand products with the special code ADUFACERACE. Please do not worry about rules or your experience - it's all about development, fun and being supportive of everyone's art wherever they may be in their personal journey - there are strictly no critiques or eliminations! We were amazed by how many friendships the face race created last year - so get involved, share the love and most importantly... enjoy it!
The competition begins on 20th March 2018 and to enter you need to create a look featuring our cosmetics for the weekly theme - how you choose to interpret the theme is entirely down to your creativeness. Anyone can enter at any point and you are not committing to compete in every theme/ week, so if you just have a burning desire for just one or two themes - that's absolutely fine, create your look to submit on the week your preferred theme/s fall.
Week, theme and judge allocation:
Week one - Neon Realness - James Majesty
Week two - Flower Power - Shangela
Week three - Glam & Gore - Charity Kase
Week four - Worldwide Drag - Bible Girl
Week five - Your Best Drag - Phi Phi O Hara & Freya Grace
Theme submissions should be submitted from each Tuesday but before the Sunday of the theme week (as judging will take place each Sunday to close the week). The winner announcements will take place on the next day (the Monday), then the new week begins again on the Tuesday! Don't panic.... @alldragupdates will publish updates as we go along so make sure you follow them and keep checking in for your updates.
To submit a qualifying entry, upload a clear, well lit photograph onto your Twitter or Instagram account and make sure you tag the photo physically and also tag in your comments @alldragupdates AND @givefacecos along with #TheFaceRace2. Be sure to include the theme title and list the Give Face products used (even if added as an additional comment) - these should be clear to see in the image and the hero of the look to be accepted - if you choose to create a full length look, include an extra face shot for us to check you out! We will also select some our favourite looks to share as part of normal social media sharing and has no connection to the final judging.
Keep an eye on @alldragupdates for submissions, announcements on the start and end date of each week and to find out if you are a winner! If you win, we will contact you once the entire competition has concluded with your voucher for you to shop!
Give Face in the All Drag Updates Face Race!
Director: Johnny (aka drag queen Dirti Denise)
"I founded Give Face Cosmetics in 2016 working in my editorial photography business Outside the Box Photography, I researched and sourced incredible ingredients to create an amazing range of vegan and cruelty free products designed especially for artists who need amazing pigmentation and effects with no additives to reduce allergic reactions and irritation. I want to bring artists affordable, amazing quality."